Introducing MouseJS for visualising user activity on your website

Mousejs.com is a new site we put together to help some of our clients to gain some insights about user movements on their own website or web application. It works by tracking the precise movements of a user’s mouse cursor while they are navigating a webpage. Once the user has left the page, a screenshot …

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Interesting tech things found this week

Because its Friday, just some interesting things I found during the week that might be worth a look: mySQL Dumper, http://www.mysqldumper.net/ – a PHP and Perl based tool for backing up MySQL databases. You can easily dump your data into a backup file and – if needed – restore it. IMDB (Internet Movie Database) API …

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How to build your own URL shortener with Codeigniter

Codeigniter is an excellent lightweight PHP framework with great documentation. This post assumes you already know a little about Codeigniter. To learn more about it, visit codeigniter.com. This tutorial will walk you through building your own URL shortening service using Codeigniter. The end result will be a basic application allowing you to enter a long …

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List your functions in CodeIgniter

I wanted to write about and share a small script I wrote that might be of use to other Codeigniter developers. This script will list all of the controllers and models in a Codeigniter application and the function names within those files. Its a handy reference for a larger application, to see whats already developed …

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Created a browser agent API with CodeIgniter

I’ve created my first ever API. I often work with and develop applications around APIs from other providers such as the Twitter API or one of the many APIs provided by Google but this is my first time creating an API that others can use. Built using CodeIgniter, the API has a simple purpose, to …

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